In the Spirit of Love, Give Back This February
If you’re looking for a way to give back to your local community this year, try volunteering. Volunteering enriches your life and the lives of those you’re helping. You never lose by giving — so in the spirit of love, give back this February by volunteering your time and talents to better the community in which you live. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Join or Establish a Reading Program at Your Local Library
Libraries are always in need of volunteers. If your library has a children’s program, volunteer to read to young children or help with arts and crafts projects. Children are like sponges when it comes to learning. Reading to children is a great way to get them interested in reading books on their own. You can share some of your favorite childhood stories or read the latest child adventure series from a recent author.
Reading to kids can open the door for other volunteer opportunities such as tutoring or mentoring. As a volunteer tutor, you could help a child catch up on his reading or math skills. If you’re a member of a group or club at Beverly Hills Carmel, encourage fellow members to share their time and skills to give back to the younger generation.
Organize a Community Yard Sale
After retiring, you may have items of value that you no longer need due to downsizing your home. These items can be donated to charity or sold at a community yard sale and proceeds donated to charity. Ask your neighbors and friends at Beverly Hills Carmel to participate by donating goods they’re not using or helping to manage the event. Contributions could range from shoes and clothing to furniture, books, electronics, kitchenware, household goods and more.
Find What Works for You
Volunteering can add greater depth and meaning to your life after retiring. The key to a fulfilling volunteer experience is finding what works for you. There are dozens of ways to give back to your community using your unique talents and skills. By choosing a program or project you're passionate about, you'll find it easier to commit and will get more out of your volunteer experience.
Do you like working with children or teens? You could be a candidate for Senior Corp’s Foster Grandparent program as a mentor for a needy child or teen. If you have a passion for animals, you could volunteer at a local animal shelter or help your local chapter of the ASPCA. Do you have experience in construction or handyman skills? Habitat for Humanity may be able to use your skills in repairing or building homes for the needy.
Make volunteering a part of your Beverly Hills Carmel lifestyle this year. Our independent senior living communities make it easy to connect with others who share your vision for volunteering so you can pool your talents to benefit the community. To learn more about our luxury retirement communities, call 310-278-9720 today.